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Schedule
Friday April 8

4:00PM     REGISTRATION
8:00PM    SUPERBLUE: KURT ELLING FEATURING CHARLIE HUNTER
9:30PM     TEACHER SHOWCASE WITH MELANIE CHARLES, GRETA MATASSA, & DOMINIQUE EADE
10:00PM    JAM SESSION – HOST: JOCELYN MEDINA 

APRIL 9, 2022

10:00AM    MASTERCLASS: MELANIE CHARLES 
12:00PM    NATURAL REPHRASING: IMPROVISATION & IMAGINATION WITH GRETA MATASSA 
3:00PM     MASTERCLASS: RENÉ MARIE
5:00PM     RHYTHM OF RELEASE WITH STEPHANIE NAKASIAN
8:00PM     ALEXIS COLE PERFORMANCE
9:30PM     TEACHER SHOWCASE WITH RENÉ MARIE, STEPHANIE NAKASIAN, LIZ TERRELL 
10:00PM    JAM SESSION – HOST: JOCELYN MEDINA 

Sunday April 10

10:00AM    ALL THE THINGS WE ARE: THE EXPANSIVE ROLE OF SINGERS IN JAZZ ENSEMBLES WITH DOMINIQUE EADE
12:00PM    RADIO PANEL: JAE SINNETT, JACK FRIEDEN, & MARY FOSTER CONKLIN 
3:00PM     PANEL: DOMINIQUE EADE HOST WITH ALEXIS COLE & ELIZABETH TERRELL – WHAT DOES THE MUSIC NEED FROM US IN 2022?
5:00PM     SAMARA JOY PERFORMANCE

Hotel accommodations at the Westin Hotel next door to the theater are available for a group rate of $139/night.

New COVID-19 policies for the Vocal Jazz Summit:

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STICK MEN – Tentacles
 
This 30-minute LIMITED EDITION EP is the first new STICK MEN music
in 6 years. Jam packed with musicality, its grooves and high energy are truly infectious. You won’t hear this kind of music from any other band!
Only and exclusively available at the band’s merch table on the
Stick Men’s Tentacles tour and on MoonJune’s BandCamp page.
24bit/96khz Download / FLAC, WAV, ALAC-M4A, MP3-320
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COMPACT DISK
$15+shipping
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(by all 3 musicians)
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Tony Levin: Chapman Stick, Touch Guitars® U10, Vocoder
Pat Mastelotto: Acoustic and Electronic Drums & Percussion
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars@ AU8, Soundscapes
Written and produced by Stick Men
Mixed by Benjamin Schäfer at Horus Sound Studio. Mastered by Fabio Trentini.
Cover design by Hajo Müller.
STICK MEN
Tentacles 2022 Tour
MARCH 31, THU – ROCHESTER, NY (Lovin’ Cup)
APRIL 1, FRI – ROCHESTER, NY (Lovin’ Cup)
APRIL 2, SAT – LIVERPOOL, NY (Sharkey’s)
APRIL 3, SUN – PAWLING, NY (Daryl’s House)
APRIL 5, TUE – PORTLAND, ME (One Long Fellow Square)
APRIL 7, THU – NATICK, MA (The Center For Arts Natick)
APRIL 8, FRI – ALBANY, NY (The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio)
APRIL 10, SUN – QUEBEC CITY, QC (La Salle d’Youville)
APRIL 11, MON – QUEBEC CITY, QC (La Salle d’Youville)
APRIL 12, TUE – MONTREAL, QC (Club Soda)
APRIL 13, WED – TORONTO, ON (The Garrison)
APRIL 14, THU – DETROIT, MI (The Token Lounge Westland)
APRIL 15, FRI – BENTON HARBOR, MI (The Livery)
APRIL 16, SAT – MILWAUKEE, WI (Shank Hall)
APRIL 19, TUE – CHICAGO, IL (Reggies)
APRIL 20, WED – INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Irving Theater)
APRIL 21, THU – CINCINNATI, OH (Ludlow Garage)
APRIL 23, SAT – ASHEVILLE, NC (The Grey Eagle)
APRIL 24, SUN – RALEIGH, NC (Lincoln Theater)
APRIL 26, TUE – WINCHESTER, VA (Bright Box Theater)
APRIL 27, WED – WASHINGTON, DC (City Winery Washington DC)
APRIL 28, THU – SELLERSVILLE, PA (Sellersville Theater)
APRIL 29, FRI – KENNETT SQUARE, PA (Kennett Flash)
APRIL 30, SAT – NEW YORK CITY, NY (The Iridium)

Bill McBirnie – (1) The Old Mill – (2) Hardcover Edition – (3) A Wm. S. Haynes Promo Clip

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Hi, Everyone:
Well, things are improving!…So here are a few new items (with additional details further down the page)…
(1) THE JAZZ LOUNGE – AT THE OLD MILL
WITH BERNIE SENENSKY & NEIL SWAINSON
(2) THE HARDCOVER EDITION…AT A DISCOUNT!…
(3) WM. S. HAYNES PROMO CLIP
(4) A FEW GIGS!
As always, thanks very much for reading…and/or listening!…
Best,
Bill McBirnie – Extreme Flute
Phone:  (416) 652-1541
The Technique and Theory of Improvisation:  Available at all Amazon websites
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.”  (Yogi Berra)
(1) THE JAZZ LOUNGE – AT THE OLD MILL
WITH BERNIE SENENSKY & NEIL SWAINSON

 

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Canada’s premier jazz and Latin flutist, Bill McBirnie, will present a mix of swing, bebop, bossa nova…and a touch of classical!…
Bill’s superior craftsmanship will be featured along with that of his longstanding and renowned accompanist, BERNIE SENENSKY, on piano. They will be joined by the formidable NEIL SWAINSON on bass.
And the music will include selections from Bill’s 2020 Juno-nominated CD, Best Instrument Album of the Year, The SilentWish!
Details/Tickets/Reservations are available by clicking HERE!

(2) THE HARDCOVER EDITION…AT A DISCOUNT!…

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Amazon is currently offering the hardcover edition of The Technique and Theory of Improvisation (A practical guide for flutists, doublers, and other instrumentalists) at a deep discount!
Current Price: $19.88
List Price: $28.00
Save: $8.12 (29%)
You can get the discounted edition by clicking HERE!
[Note: Although it may seem counter-intuitive, an “Amazon discount” is actually a clear indication that the book has been selling really well (….which I already know!…) 😀 The hardcover price is actually LOWER than the softcover version right now!]

(3) WM. S. HAYNES PROMO CLIP

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And finally, here is a quick promo clip that Wm. S. Haynes Co. was good enough to prepare on my behalf with respect to the new album (FOREVER with Bruce Jones) and the book! (…And it’s not too long!…)
You can see the clip by clicking HERE!
(4) A FEW GIGS!
[Please note that these are listed in descending order.]
Fri., May 13, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Array Music
155 Walnut Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
“Adiopollination” Series – with BILL GILLIAM
Sun., May 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
1140 King St. W.
Hamilton, Ontario
A Charlie Brown Christmas!…With the JIM SANDILANDS Trio…
Wed.., Apr. 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
The Old Mill – Vesuvius Extravaganza!
21 Old Mill Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
JAYMZ BEE & LORENZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH!
Featuring Irene Torres, John Finely, Queen Pepper, Eric St-Laurent, Alison Young, Great Bob Scott, Bill McBirnie, George Koller, Adrean Farrugia, Jessica Lalonde and a few surprise guests!
For information & Tickets, just click here!
Sat., Apr. 8, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Jazz Lounge at The Old Mill
21 Old Mill Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
The Bill McBirnie Trio (with BERNIE SENENSKY & NEIL SWAINSON)
The Jazz Lounge at Old Mill in Partnership with Jazz.FM91
For information & Tickets, just click here!

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April 1, 2022

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GARY LUCAS TRIBUTE TO JEFF BUCKLEY IN PARIS, DUBLIN, GALWAY AND BEYOND / UPCOMING GL SHOWS

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Photo by Chris Buck Coney Island NYC February 1992

 

Sunday May 29th marks the 25th anniversary of the tragic passing of Gary’s dear friend and collaborator JEFF BUCKLEY.

Described by Lucas as “the most gifted and amazing young musician I’ve ever worked with”, Gary is commemorating the memory of JEFF BUCKLEY this year with a series of Tribute Concerts around the world.

Just confirmed:

Sat. May 28th in Galway Ireland at The Loft with special guest vocalists TBA

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3v65gH9

Sun. May 29th in Dublin at Whelan’s with special guest vocalists TBA

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3j0b6nq

Fri. June 3rd in Paris at the Sunset Jazz Club @ 8:30pm
with Gary’s handpicked band featuring
Jean-Philippe Rykiel, keyboards, Alain Nyame bass, and Lukas Ligeti drums
plus special guest vocalists TBA

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3DJRrSF

Jeff Buckley Tribute Web Page:

https://bit.ly/3DxaEa3

More Shows TBA

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JUST IN:

Legendary manager, publicist, author & label chief DANNY GOLDBERG

on GARY LUCAS’S memoir “TOUCHED BY GRACE: MY TIME WITH JEFF BUCKLEY” (Jawbone Press):

“Touched By Grace”, Gary Lucas’ book about working with Jeff Buckley, is a uniquely nuanced book about a master musician’s creative process, his collaboration with a tempestuous genius and the amoral vagaries of the music business in the nineteen-nineties. It is one of the best and most emotionally honest rock memoirs I’ve ever read.

Danny Goldberg

TOUCHED BY GRACE web page:

https://bit.ly/3KgkOyp

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GARY LUCAS new DOUBLE DARE PROJECT with young Dutch acoustic bassist / vocalist PETER WILLEMS

REVIEW FROM DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY’s NEWSLETTER 3/17/22:

GARY LUCAS & PETER WILLEMS – Double Dare (ZenneZ Records ZR2203014; Netherlands) Featuring Gary Lucas on guitars & vocals and Peter Willems on contrabass & vocals. Gary Lucas and Peter Willems first met on a live radio show hosted by Co De Kloet, a Dutch radio producer & documentary maker who worked with Frank Zappa. Longtime Downtown guitar legend has done some fifty records since his first album was released in 1991: many solo efforts, a handful of duos (w/ Jeff Buckley, Najma Akhtar & Peter Hammill), several collaborations (w/ Urfaust & The Dark Poets), several Captain Beefheart tribute bands (Fast N’ Bulbous & The Magic Band) and more often with his own Gods and Monsters band. Aside from being a master guitar player, Mr. Lucas has vastly diverse tastes, influenced by and drawing from many sources: 60’s rock music & 70’s prog-rock, the blues, folk, jazz, classical and film music from different eras.
This disc features a varied playlist: early blues, traditional & contemporary folk, a rare Velvet Underground cover, a Gillian Welch cover, songs by Franz Schubert and original songs by Gary Lucas and Peter Willems. The first two songs here are blues standards, “I’m So Glad” and “Spoonful”, were both covered by Cream in the late sixties. Yet, these versions are completely different than the Cream versions. Both Gary, with his world-weary voice and Peter (with a voice rather like Jeff Buckley), sing here and sound great together, their different voices somehow connected most soulfully. Mr. Lucas plays acoustic guitar while Mr. Willems plays contrabass, another combination that works especially well together. Mr. Williams sings lead on “Spoonful” and sings most righteously, especially given his young age. Although this song is stripped down, the spirit is just right with Mr. Lucas adding some sly slide licks like succulent spice. “Dance of Destiny” is an old instrumental written by Mr. Lucas which I haven’t heard in a long while. The version here works well with just these two acoustic instruments united as one unique force. “Hey Mr. Rain” is a rare Velvet Underground cover which is only found on one of their outtakes albums. Both Lucas and Willems sing together, their voices in strong harmony, the music around them most hypnotic and dream-like. It turns out that fifties TV comedian, Jackie Gleason, also was a composer/producer of a handful of eclectic albums. The duo cover his song, “Melancholy Serenade”, which is a quaint gem. Mr. Willems sings lead on the traditional song, “Fare Thee Well” and does a fine job with a voice that fits the song’s sentiment just right. The duo also do “Scarlett Town” by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. It turns that yours truly is a big fan of Ms. Welch, whose album called, ’Time (The Revelator)’(2001), I continue to play often since it touches me so deeply. “Scarlet Town” is from a later record but no less enchanting. The version here by Gary & Peter is well done, different, but no less enchanting, rather ghost-like in sound with some immensely eerie slide guitar hovering in the distance and some scary guitar sounds before it ends. Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley collaborated on a song called “Harem Man” which is covered here. Their version is most haunting with Mr. Willem’s voice in great form and Lucas’ echoed guitar evoking many different ghosts. “Better Than You Were” is the real jewel here with strong lyrics about the existential crisis that many of us have been living through since the pandemic began, great vocals by Mr. Willems and strong support from Lucas’ magic guitar. There are many different duo collaborations that work on different levels. This works especially since both of these musicians sound connected to a similar spirit which is inside all of us, but is not so easily translated into our regular lives. A very special disc indeed! – Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $15 [we are having a Gary Lucas sale of a dozen of his back-catalogue CD’s which will be listed in next week’s newsletter]

DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY, one of the world’s hippest record stores, is located at 13 Monroe Street 10002 in Manhattan

Check out a rave review of DOUBLE DARE from OOR Magazine (the Rolling Stone of the Netherlands)

DOUBLE DARE web page:

https://bit.ly/3imeWHf

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Gary Lucas’s 40-year retrospective double album THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS now in its second pressing on Knitting Factory Records.

Check out rave reviews from around the world:

https://bit.ly/3iijjmK

The double retrospective includes the original 1991 studio demo of Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley’s anthem “GRACE”,

recently cited as  “ONE OF THE 500 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME” by ROLLING STONE

Stream / Download / Purchase : https://bit.ly/3wlhy0b

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Next Up:

On Fri. April 29th, NONA HENDRYX and GARY LUCAS rock BANG ON A CAN’S  LONG PLAY FESTIVAL at ROULETTE BROOKLYN

with THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

First show in 4 years!!

Featuring Jesse Krakow bass, Jordan Shapiro keyboards, and Richard Dworkin drums

TWOCB web page:

https://bit.ly/34Bp4bt

Long Play Festival web page:

https://bangonacan.org/longplay/

On Fri. May 6th, GARY LUCAS  reimagines the Overture to Richard Wagner’s “Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)”  with his new arrangement for solo guitar, accompanying renowned artist / dancer ALISON CLANCY (principal dance of the Metropolitan Opera’s ballet corps) performing her celebrated solo dance to Wagner’s tempestuous music—the longest solo dance in the Met’s history– with choreography by Carolyn Choa, originated for the Met Opera’s 2019 production of “Der fliegende Hollander”.

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FORTHCOMING GARY LUCAS NEW RELEASES AND REISSUES

THE GREAT LOST GODS AND MONSTERS LIVE ALBUM

A classic live tour de force recorded at CMJ in Manhattan  featuring Gary’s longtime psychedelic jazz-rock band GODS AND MONSTERS,  founded in 1989 featuring JERRY HARRISON keyboards and vocals, ERNIE BROOKS bass and vocals, BILLY FICCA  drums, JASON CANDLER sax, and JOE HENDEL trombone  GODS AND MONSTERS web page:

http://garylucas.com/gods.shtml

Released June 17th on CD by Mighty Quinn, vinyl forthcoming

The DU-TELS (PETER STAMPFEL & GARY LUCAS)  “NO KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC REQUIRED” a reissue with bonus tracks of their classic 2000 album I=n 1992, Gary joined forces with legendary psych-folk pioneer PETER STAMPFEL (The Holy Modal Rounders, The Fugs) on voice, fiddle, banjo and mandolin and recorded this classic album in New Orleans.

THE DU-TELS web page:

https://bit.ly/3uPtcOL

GARY LUCAS & YASS BODY  “HERE IS THE OCEAN”

An all acoustic EP recorded at Studio 4A Sound Factory in Forges-les-Eaux Normandie featuring GARY LUCAS acoustic guitar and young French vocalist YASS BODY  Yass Body first arrived in NYC having had a dream that he was destined to work with Gary Lucas and they first performed at the annual NYC Tribute to Jeff Buckley. Right before lockdown in Nov. 2019 the pair went into the studio wirth 6 original song collaborations. Released on CD and vinyl in September on NOA Music’s Monstre Sonore label (France)

https://bit.ly/3iWNNLy

GARY LUCAS “THE EDGE OF HEAVEN VOL. TWO and THREE”

featuring FEIFEI YANG with JASON CANDLER

A return to Gary Lucas’s love of Chinese music, especially the sounds from Shanghai between the wars, as first paid tribute to on his 2001 album “The Edge of Heaven”,  which rose to #1 on the World Music Charts  and received significant exposure on France Inter, NPR,  in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and also in the rest in Macao, Singapore and Taipei:

http://garylucas.com/epk/

Gary Lucas has performed various versions of this music over the years,
in sold-out shows at BAM, at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam, at the Nijmegen Music Meeting, and in Shanghai itself.

In the last few years Gary has been working extensively on the project with award-winning Mainland vocalist and erhu virtuoso FEIFEI YANG, and his longtime saxophonist /percussionist JASON CANDLER.

“The Edge of Heaven Vol. Two” features Feifei, Jason and Gary in a shimmering tribute to three of the “Seven Great Singing Stars of Shanghai”– Chow Husan, Bai Kwong and Yao Lee— with fresh reinterpretations of their iconic songs beloved of Chinese people world wide. A heady mixture of Western swing, Broadway, jazz and Tin Pan Alley styles, mixed with traditional Chinese influences.
“The Edge of Heaven Vol. Three” features Gary, Feifei and Jason performing Mandarin-language interpretations of Western pop classics  by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Fred Neill, Tuli Kupferberg, Dave Van Ronk, and other greats.

Check out their clip for “All Along the Watchtower”:

https://bit.ly/3NQOaWe

Released on Rare Lumiere Dec. 2022

 

 

 

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April 1, 2022

To: Listings/Critics/Features
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Jazz Heroes Class of 2022

 

April 1, 2022

The Jazz Journalists Association today announced its 2022 class of Jazz Heroes – 28 “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz” from 26 U.S. communities — to be celebrated for their energy, imagination and resilience in supporting and sustaining jazz artists and audiences in their local communities and beyond. See full portraits and profiles of the Heroes at JJAJazzAwards.org.

Simultaneously, the JJA debuts The Buzz: The JJA Podcast, available at all common podcast sites, with new episodes dropping every two weeks. The Buzz is produced by a JJA committee led by Rick Mitchell of the nationally syndicated radio show Jazz in the New Millennium, and will feature jazz journalists discussing critical issues regarding music, from their professional perspectives.

The Jazz Heroes and The Buzz represent efforts by the JJA, a non-profit professional organization, to stimulate appreciation and enjoyment of jazz in alignment with the NEA’s Jazz Masters broadcast, Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day. The JJA’s 2022 Jazz Heroes, in particular, represent the breadth and depth of jazz in American culture, hailing from cities not well known for musical scenes such as Anchorage and Sitka, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Durham, North Carolina; Austin and El Paso, Texas, and Palm Coast, Florida, as well as larger urban jazz hubs. The Heroes include:

  • Alina Bloomgarden of New York City, who brought jazz to Lincoln Center and now directs Music on the Inside for people impacted by incarceration;
  • Terri Lyne Carrington of Boston, heralded drummer-composer-bandleader and founding director of the Berklee Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice;
  • Sara Donnelly of Washington, D.C., whose Jazz Road program for South Arts supported musicians during Covid-19 with residencies and tour grants
  • Craig Harris, trombonist and producer of community-based salon concerts in churches, social centers throughout Harlem, New York City;
  • Jim Nadel of the Bay Area, founder and director of the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

This year’s Jazz Heroes include broadcasters, educators, festival presenters, concert producers, a publicist, an independent scholar and the publisher of The Syncopated Times, chronicle of traditional jazz. The JJA’s “Jazz Heroes” initiative dates to 2001, when founders of the Jazz Foundation of America were recognized for their good works. Jazz Heroes are now nominated by grass roots fans to gain the international profile afforded by the JJA’s online media efforts, and receive JJA Awards at events where they live, with the public invited.

Festivities for Jazz Heroes do not end there: The JJA is planning Super-Zoom livestream productions in which Heroes, musicians and journalists cited as winners in the 27th annual JJA Jazz Awards. Nominees for the Jazz Awards will be announced April 15, and winners on May 4. Dates for the Super-Zooms to follow.

The JJA’s Jazz Spring activities are sponsored by Berklee College of Music, the Joyce and George Wein Foundation, the Jazz Foundation of America, SFJazz, Monterey Jazz Festival and Kuumbwa Jazz, San Jose Jazz Festival, HighNote/Savant Records, Century Media Partners, the Peabody Conservatory, Stanford Jazz Workshop and Arkadia Records.

For further information on the 2022 JJA Jazz Heroes, The Buzz, the JJA Jazz Awards or the JJA, a membership organization for writers, photographers, broadcasters, videographers and other media professionals engaged with jazz, contact Howard Mandel, President@JazzJournalists.org.

 

 

 

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For Immediate ReleaseAward-Winning Musician and Songwriter Jann Klose Unveils His Latest Single and Music Video for “Sugar My” – Now Available Across All Digital Platforms

Jann Klose explores the sometimes baffling and inexplicable current state of the world with his latest single and music video “Sugar My

“Up is down, day is night — not what it seems! Like Alice in Wonderland, stuck in-between” sings Jann Klose on the chorus of his new single “Sugar My”, from his upcoming 7th studio album, ‘Surrender’, to be released on Honey Rose Records. The song, a commentary on the sometimes baffling and inexplicable state of the world today, is a cinematic pop gem co-written with hit songwriter Alex Forbes (Chic/Nile Rodgers, Taylor Dayne).

Working with one of the industry’s most revered songwriters, Jann has always admired Alex Forbes who has had hits with Nile Rodgers/Chic and Taylor Dayne. How the meeting came about and them eventually working together, is a wonderful story as Jann tells it “We met on the Forbes Yacht years ago when I was invited by a journalist friend to tag along on a ride up to West Point from New York City. It was quite the experience! Alex and I stayed in touch and she reached out to me after ‘Love You the Most’ became a YouTube hit. We started getting together for biweekly writing sessions during the pandemic and kind of became each other’s ‘therapist’ while it felt like the world was ending.”

What made the writing connection special for Jann was when they first got together to write, they immediately came up with a song that was fully written in about 2 hours. Jann was so impressed by her style and speed and wanted to keep working on more songs.

So, “Sugar My” was born next.

Jann recalls the writing session, saying “We wanted to create a feel of a sort of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ type vibe where there is a palatable sense of confusion and one is not entirely sure what’s real and what’s not. We wrote it at the onset of the pandemic, so it was very much a strong reflection on how we were feeling ourselves!”

Moving from writing with Alex Forbes, Jann joined Producer Marcus Dembinski to record the single, which in true pandemic style started in his bedroom studio until they could access the recording studio. “Well, at first it started there anyway and then, as things opened up, we tracked live instruments at Studio G in Brooklyn, New York,” recalls Jann.

The release of the single is accompanied by the equally mesmerizing and visually stunning music video.

Watch the music video for “Sugar MyHERE (https://youtu.be/miUgtAhOCMU)

Jann reunited with Alex Vishno, who also worked on his music videos for “Love You the Most” and “Pilot Light”. Alex recruited Eileen “EJ” Jaworowicz to choreograph and co-direct, and she brought in the 10 incredible dancers in the music video.

Looking at the visuals and concept for the video and how it connects with the theme of the song, the music video for “Sugar My” celebrates this unity beautifully.

“It was really my manager, Morey Levovitz and Alex Vishno with EJ that conceptualized the idea. I think they intentionally sort of put me into a situation in which I kind of knew what to expect but only fully started to realize what they were going as we were shooting. As you can tell, there’s a lot of trust involved, but I also knew that they got the song and what it was about, so I went with it. The idea is that people in the video start morphing from a state of disconnect into an open, free state where they become ‘liberated’,” remarks Jann on the concept idea behind the video.

It was a busy shoot day to put the video together, but one he thoroughly enjoyed! “We shot for 5 hours straight without any breaks at Studio 8 in Milford, CT! There were a couple of costume changes and makeup changes involved which really made it fun and exciting. The space we shot in looked fabulous so I think everyone’s creativity was sparked and we were all “allowed” to be exploratory with our movement and performances.”

With the brand new single and music video finally released, Jann has just one wish for those who hear and see “Sugar My”. “I hope that people will love it as much as we do. It’s a really fun, upbeat tune with a cinematic production vibe to it.”

Stream / Listen to “Sugar MyHERE (https://vibe.to/jannklose)

Photo by Mikiodo

For more information:
https://jannklose.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jann.klose/
https://www.instagram.com/jannklose/
https://twitter.com/jannkloseband
https://www.youtube.com/jannklose

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Happy April!

Greetings from Las Vegas!  We arrived on the strip Wednesday night, and it’s a slight change of pace for us but we are slowly adapting. The lack of sheep is notable compared to our usual surroundings, but there are seventeen Starbucks within a quarter mile of our hotel, so we’ve got that going for us.My t-shirt and jeans get replaced with a tux tomorrow, and then we’re off to the Grammys on Sunday. Life is interesting.

New Hampshire Chronicle came out to the studio to visit me for a day a little while ago, and the segment aired on Wednesday night.  It was great to show them around and talk to Karen Meyers about my life in music, farm animals, my return to NH, and Brothers.  I think they did a really nice job weaving the story together… AND I got a new piece of music out of it!
It’s another Bandcamp Friday (during which Bandcamp waives its cut of sales) today, and my two new collections of long-form ambient work shades of fog and verloren are happily waiting there for your ears.

The process of writing this music is very much like exploring an unfamiliar place. I stumble on an idea, which seems to suggest the next idea and so on… as if a path was there all along and I am merely discovering something waiting to be fully seen.

From my studio in the loft of the barn I’ve been watching the sun turn the snow on the house roof into vapor and remembering all the times I’ve been fascinated and terrified by fog. The pieces on Shades of Fog capture some of the mystery and, hopefully, some of the beauty of fog in all its manifestations.

The music on Verloren (lost) seems to have questions to ask, and definite, but perhaps darker, worlds to explore for answers.

These pieces are all initially made as one hour “environments” and I occasionally release the hour long versions of pieces that I particularly like.  “A final descent” is the most recent one of these; the shortened version of which is the last track on my elements: water album.

I am not exactly speechless about the Grammy thing, but I am still trying to figure out what it means to me.  The nomination brings attention to the music, which has always been the center of my creative life, and I am very grateful for that. It’s become clear to me that the Grammy nomination has a life of its own, one that I can watch from the outside while being in it to some degree.  The new ears tuning in to the music I care deeply about are the best thing that has happened in my music life and I can’t thank all of you who listen to and support this music enough. Whatever happens on Sunday, I will always be proud of this album we made, and even better, always count Will and Jeff as two of my best friends in the world. Onward!
This missive from the Las Vegas branch office of Tom Eaton Music Worldwide is number eighteen of 425 or so (depending on the actuarial table you consult), and I am very thankful for those tuning in to the words here, or to the music out in the world.

Bandcamp remains the best spot to find my music, but of course I’m available in all the usual places

Thanks, as always, for listening… please share the newsletter and music with friends you think would like it…more news next month!

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April 1, 2022

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JazzArts Charlotte
Presents
NEA Jazz Master 

TICKETS & INFO
NEA Jazz Master 
Big Chief Donald Harrison Quintet
Friday April 8th, 2022, 6:00-7:30pm, 8:15-9:45pm
Saturday, April 9th, 2022, 7:00-8:30pm, 9:15-10:45pm
JAZZ ROOM at Stage Door Theater at the Blumenthal, 155 North College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
General Seating: $25 advance.  $32 at the door.

 

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ LEGEND
2022 NEA JAZZ MASTER– the highest honor our nation awards to jazz artists.
To kick off JAZZ ROOM Season 16 and celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, JazzArts is proud to welcome 2022 NEA Jazz Master Big Chief Donald Harrison and his quintet from the Crescent City. Creator of three influential styles of jazz, saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison will be performing his original style “Nouveau Swing,” a distinctive sound that blends the swing beat of modern jazz with hip-hop, funk and soul music.Whether or not you are a jazz aficionado, you will undoubtedly hear the influences of the jazz masters with which he has honed his experience playing, including legends such as Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, and Roy Haynes. You may also recognize Donald Harrison as one of The Notorious B.I.G.’s mentors from the Netflix documentary “Biggie: I got a Story to Tell” or from his appearances in HBO’s drama series “Treme.”Donald Harrison is the recognized “Big Chief” of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture, and was made a Chief in 2019 by Queen Diambi Kabatusuila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.

Featuring:
Donald Harrison, saxophone
Darryl Staves, drummer
Noriatsu Naraoka, bass
Dan Kaufman, piano
Detroit Brooks, guitar
The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.Thank you to the program sponsors and supporters, who each bring jazz alive in Charlotte:  Infusion Fund, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, and O’s Place Jazz.
——————–BIO
New Orleans born saxophonist Donald Harrison is considered a master of every era of jazz, soul, funk, and a composer of orchestral classical music. He has created three influential styles of jazz:  nouveau swing, a modern second-line, and quantum jazz.
In the HBO drama, “Treme”, Emmy-winning director David Simon created two characters to portray how Harrison innovated new styles of music.  The show is loosely based on Harrison’s life and he actually plays himself in many episodes.

This talented artist is the recognized Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture and was made a Chief in 2019 by Queen Diambi Kabatusuila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.  The Black Indians of New Orleans are a mix of African and Native Americans roots, affecting the traditions and culture of New Orleans for over 100 years.

Harrison honed his experience playing with over 200 jazz masters including Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Eddie Palmieri, Dr. John, Lena Horne, McCoy Tyner, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Miles Davis, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Chuck Loeb, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Digable Planets, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, The Headhunters, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.    Harrison has been a mentor to artist as diverse as The Notorious Big, Jonathon Batiste, Christian Scott, Trombone Shorty, and Esperanza Spaulding.

JazzArts Artistic Director and drummer Ocie Davis toured with Donald Harrison Jr back in the early 2000s, before Hurricane Katrina brought the Davis’s here to Charlotte.  We have enjoyed that friendship, as Donald was JazzArts Camp Clinician in 2013 and guest on “Conversations with Curtis” May 2020.

The Mardis Gras Indians meets modern jazz. – Ted Panken, Morton Report

Person of the Year by Jazziz magazine in January 2007.

“A Genius ”  — Eddie Palmieri

Donald Harrison is one of the most confident and convincing improvisers in jazz today. – Russ Musto,  AllAboutJazz

2022 NEA Jazz Master:  The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. For more information, read our brief history of the program.
“The real work you do will shine through like the sun on a clear day.”  –   Donald Harrison

ALBUMS as leader
1990: Full Circle (Sweet Basil)
1991: For Art’s Sake (Candid)
1992: Indian Blues (Candid) with Dr. John
1994: The Power of Cool (CTI)
1997: Nouveau Swing (Impulse!)
1999: Free to Be (Impulse!)
2000: Spirits of Congo Square (Candid)
2001: Real Life Stories (Nagel Heyer)
2002: Kind of New (Candid)
2003: Paradise Found (Fomp)
2004: Heroes (Nagel Heyer)
2004: Free Style (Nagel Heyer)
2005: New York Cool: Live at The Blue Note (Half Note)
2005: 3D (Fomp)
2006: The Survivor (Nagel Heyer)
2008: The Chosen (Nagel Heyer)
2011: This Is Jazz: Live at The Blue Note
2017 THE ECLECTIC JAZZ REVOLUTION OF UNITY

LINKS
Quantum jazz https://youtu.be/1CVb5FTi2is
tv Show Treme https://www.hbo.com/treme/
Big chief https://youtu.be/h2olg_Zk2V8
Modern jazz and more  https://youtu.be/O_7RRbIBwXg

 

 

 

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